"Celebrity doesn't have anything to do with art or craft. It's about being rich and thinking that you're better than everybody else."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Oscar Wilde
"If you're going to put yourself above everybody else, you might end up alone."
"Making checklists of things you're looking for in a person is the numero uno thing you can do to guarantee you'll be alone forever."
"While I'm not a celebrity, it's such a weird concept that society has cooked up for us. Astronauts and teachers are much more amazing than actors."
"To be honest, I sort of feel like 'movie actor' isn't of this time. I love it. But it's a 20th-century art form."
"The career stuff is for business people."